Boards

Cancer during pregnancy is rare, but has an immense impact on the life of a patient and those around her. Next to that, it leaves a lasting impression on the doctors and paramedics treating the patient. Due to the rarity of a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy, doctors often do not know all possibilities in terms of treatment and preservation of the pregnancy.

The Advisory Board on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy is a collaboration of different national advisory boards, with an overarching international board to share expertise on the field of cancer and pregnancy, where questions regarding cancer and pregnancy, for example the possibilities of chemotherapy or radiation therapy during pregnancy, or if fertility sparing surgical options are possible for a certain patient, can easily be asked. Various national advisory groups are united here to discuss their recommendations and send it back to the practitioner. Through this fast way of communication, the advisory group can send back a formal letter with recommendations within 4-7 days.

 

Meet our boards

Advisory Board Cancer Infertility Pregnancy International board
Frederic Amant chair of the ABCIP

Frédéric
Amant

Founder and chair of the ABCIP International

Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is professor at the KU Leuven in Belgium and at the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) in the Netherlands. He chairs the International Network on ‘Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy’ (INCIP).

ABCIP International Kristel van Calsteren

Kristel
Van Calsteren

Board member of the ABCIP International

Kristel Van Calsteren, MD, PhD is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine in the University Hospital Leuven in Belgium with special interest in high risk maternal medicine. She is a professor at the KU Leuven in Belgium.

Christianne Lok ABCIP AKZ

Christianne
Lok

Board member of the ABCIP International
Chair of the Dutch advisory board (AKZ)

Christianne Lok, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2012 she founded the Dutch Advisory Board for Cancer and Pregnancy.

Philip Poortmans ABCIP International

Philip
Poortmans

Philip Poortmans, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiation Oncology at Iridium Netwerk, with an affiliation with the University of Antwerp. He is Marie Curie Professor at the Paris science & Lettres University & Institute Curie.

Alvaro cabrera garcia abcip international

Alvaro
Cabrera Garcia

Alvaro Cabrera García is a hematologist / Bone Marrow Trasplantation specialist from the High Specialty Regional Hospital, Ixpapaluca, Mexico.

National Cancer and Pregnancy Clinic of Reference (CREHER) 

Leukemia Clinic. 

elyce cardonick abcip international

Elyce
Cardonick

Elyce H. Cardonick, MD, FACOG, is a high-risk obstetrician at Cooper University Health Care and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She specializes in the care of women with cancer during pregnancy.

ignacio zapardiel abcip international

Ingnacio
Zapardiel Gutierrez

Ignacio Zapardiel MD, PhD, MBA, is a ESGO certified subespecialist in Gynecologic Oncology working as Coordinator of the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He is Associate professor at UAM University in Madrid and the Scientific Assistant Director of the Biomedical research Institute IdiPAZ. He has a especial interest in Cancer and pregnancy and Fertility Sparing management of Gynecological cancers.

elzbieta lampka abcip international

Elzbieta
Lampka

Elżbieta Lampka, MD, is a specialist in Oncology, with an affiliation with the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology Warsaw Poland. Leader of Polish Lymphoma Association Owl Eyes (Sowie Oczy).
She specializes in the care of women with cancer during pregnancy and oncofertility.

paul berveiller abcip international

Paul
Berveiller

Paul Berveiller,  MD, PhD is a specialist in Obstetrics in the Poissy University Hospital in France (Paris Saclay University) with special interest in high risk pregnancies and placental transfer of anticancer drugs. He is a professor at the Paris Saclay University.

Ingrid Boere ABCIP International

Ingrid
Boere

Ingrid Boere, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

paula ambrosio duarte abcip international

Paula
Ambrósio

Paula Ambrósio Duarte is currently working in Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central (Lisbon, Portugal) in the areas of Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Ultrasound. 

Marta
Balajewicz

Jogchum
Beltman

Gynaecological Oncology
Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

Annelies
Bos

Fertility specialist
the Netherlands

Christine
Brambs

Gynaecological Oncology
Switzerland

Michael
Halaska

Gynaecological Oncology
Czech Republic

Katarzyna
Jerzak

Medical Oncologist
Canada

Ioannis
Kalogiannidis

Gynaecological Oncology
Greece

Matteo
Lambertini

Medical Oncology
Italy

Mina
Mhallem

Gynaecological Oncology
Belgium

Zoltan
Novak

Gynaecological Oncology
Hungary

Anastasia
Parokonnaya

Russia

Fedro
Peccatori

Gynaecological Oncology
Italy

Karen
Poole

Teaching Fellow (Integrated Care)
United Kingdom

Natalia
Rodriguez

Gynaecological Oncology
Spain

Rita
Sasidharan

Medical Oncology
New Zealand

Roman
Shmakov

Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Russia

Lone
Storgaard

Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Denmark

Marry
van den Heuvel - Eibrink

Pediatric Oncology
Prinses Maxima Center, the Netherlands

Vincent
Vandecaveye

Radiology
Belgium

Paolo
Zola

Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Italy

Advisory Board Cancer Infertility Pregnancy Belgium logo
Frederic Amant ABCIP Belgium

Frédéric
Amant

Founder and board member of ABCIP Belgium

Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is professor at the KU Leuven in Belgium and at the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) in the Netherlands. He chairs the International Network on ‘Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy’ (INCIP).

ABCIP Belgium Kristel van Calsteren

Kristel
Van Calsteren

Board member of the ABCIP Belgium

Kristel Van Calsteren, MD, PhD is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine in the University Hospital Leuven in Belgium with special interest in high risk maternal medicine. She is a professor at the KU Leuven.

Sevilay Altintas ABCIP Belgium

Sevilay
Altintas

Sevilay Altintas, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical Oncology at the Antwerp University Hospital. Her main fields of interest are breast cancers, gynecologic oncology, renal cell cancers and cancer during pregnancy. She is a member of several Societies: ESMO, BSMO, ASCO, EORTC and BGOG.

Isabelle Dehaene ABCIP Belgium

Isabelle
Dehaene

Isabelle Dehaene, MD, is a specialist in Obstetrics at the University Hospital Gent. Her main field of interest is high-risk pregnancies

Hannelore Denys ABCIP Belgium

Hannelore
Denys

Hannelore Denys, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the University Hospital Gent. Her main fields of interest are Gynaecological malignancies and breast cancer. She is a professor at the Ghent University Hospital

Sileny Han ABCIP Belgium

Sileny
Han

Sileny Han, MD, PhD is a specialiast in Gynecologic Oncology at the University Hospital Leuven. She defended her PhD regarding 'Breast cancer during pregnancy: diagnosis, treatment and maternal prognosis' in 2015. She is a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Caroline
Van Holsbeke

Caroline Van Holsbeke, MD, PhD, is a specialist in Obstetrics at the Hospital Oost-Limburg, Genk.

Magali Verheecke ABCIP Belgium

Magali
Verheecke

Magali verheecke is a specialist in Obstetrics at the general hospital of Turnhout, Belgium. Her areas of expertise are high-risk pregnancies and prenatal ultrasound. She defended her PhD 'Exploring the pathophysiologic mechanisms of prenatal exposure to cancer treatment on the fetal growth and cardiac function.' in February 2018.

Daan Dierickx ABCIP Belgium

Daan
Dierickx

Daan Dierckx, MD, PhD is a specialist in Hematology at the University Hospital Leuven. He is a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

ABCIP Belgium Mina Mhallem

Mina
Mhallem

Mina Mhallem, MD, PhD is a specialist in Obstetrics at the Clinique universitaires Saint-Luc UCL Bruxelles. She defended her PhD in 2013 on 'Cancer treatment during pregnancy: preclinical and clinical assessment of fetal cardiotoxicity' and is specialized in high risk pregnancies and fetal ultrasound.

ABCIP Belgium Andrew Carlin

Andrew
Carlin

Andrew Carlin, MD, is a specialist in Obstetrics and head of clinic of the department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics at the University-Hospital Brugmann UVC in Brussels.

Philip Poortmans ABCIP Belgium

Philip
Poortmans

Philip Poortmans, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiation Oncology at Iridium Netwerk, with an affiliation with the University of Antwerp. He is Marie Curie Professor at the Paris science & Lettres University & Institute Curie.

Chloë De Roo ABCIP Belgium

Chloë
De Roo

Chloë De Roo, MD, PhD is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine at the Ghent University Hospital. Her main field of interest is fertility preservation.

Frédéric
Goffin

Frédéric Goffin, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gyecologic Oncology at the CHR Citadelle Hospital Liège.

Leonardo
Gucciardo

Leonardo Gucciardo, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics at the University Hospital Brussels. He is a professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Maarten
Lambrecht

Maarten Lambrecht, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Leuven. He is a professor at the Catholic University Leuven.

Heidi
Segers

Heidi Segers, MD, PhD is a specialist in Pediatric Oncology at the University Hospital Leuven. She is a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Philippe
Tummers

Philippe Tummers, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at the University Hospital Gent. He is a professor at the University of Gent.

Vincent
Vandecaveye

Vincent Vandecaveye, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiology at the UZ Leuven. He is a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Christianne_Lok_AKZ

Christianne
Lok

Chair of the Dutch advisory board (AKZ)

Christianne Lok, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2012 she founded the Dutch Advisory Board for Cancer and Pregnancy.

Ingrid_Boere_AKZ

Ingrid
Boere

Ingrid Boere, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam.

Lia van Zuylen AKZ

Lia
van Zuylen

Lia van Zuylen, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers

Monique_Bos_AKZ

Monique
Bos

Monique Bos, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam.

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Els
Witteveen

Els Witteveen, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht.

Carolien_Schroder_AKZ

Carolien
Schröder

Carolien Schröder, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam and the University Medical Center Groningen.

Ina_Beerendonk_AKZ

Ina
Beerendonk

Ina Beerendonk, MD, PhD, is a gynecologist and fertility specialist at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.

Ingeborg_vriens_AKZ

Ingeborg
Vriens

Ingeborg Vriens, MD, PhD is a specialist in Medical oncology at the Maastricht University Medical Center

Ko_vd_Velden_AKZ

Ko
van der Velden

Ko van der Velden, MD, PhD, is a specialist in gynecological oncology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers

Linette_Koppert_AKZ

Linette
Koppert

Linette Koppert, MD, PhD, is a specialist in surgical oncology at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam

Elly_Lugtenburg_AKZ

Elly
Lugtenburg

Elly Lugtenburg, MD, PhD, is a specialist in hematology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam

Mar_Bellido_AKZ

Mar
Bellido

Mar Bellido, MD, PhD, is a specialist in hematology at the University Medical Center in Groningen.

Marry_vd_Heuvel_AKZ

Marry
van den Heuvel-Eibrink

Marry van den Heuvel-Eibrink, MD, PhD, is a specialist in pediatric oncology at the Prinses Maxima Center for Pediatric oncology in Utrecht

Martine_van_Grotel_AKZ

Martine
van Grotel

Martine van Grotel, MD, PhD, is a specialist in pediatric oncology at the Prinses Maxima Center for Pediatric oncology in Utrecht

Nelleke_Ottevanger_AKZ

Nelleke
Ottevanger

Nelleke Ottevanger, MD, PhD, is a specialist in medical oncology at the Radboud Medical Center in Nijmegen.

Philip_poortmans_AKZ

Philip
Poortmans

Philip Poortmans, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiation Oncology at Iridium Netwerk, with an affiliation with the University of Antwerp. He is Marie Curie Professor at the Paris science & Lettres University & Institute Curie.

Rebecca_painter_AKZ

Rebecca
Painter

Rebecca Painter, MD, PhD, is a specialist in Obstetrics at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers

Sanne_gordijn_AKZ

Sanne
Gordijn

Sanne Gordijn, MD, PhD, is a specialist in Obstetrics at the University Medical Center Groningen

Sileny_han_AKZ

Sileny
Han

Sileny Han, MD, PhD is a specialiast in Gynecologic Oncology at the University Hospital Leuven. She defended her PhD regarding 'Breast cancer during pregnancy: diagnosis, treatment and maternal prognosis' in 2015. She is a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Karijn_Suijkerbuijk_AKZ

Karijn
Suijkerbuijk

Karijn Suijkerbuijk, MD, PhD, is a specialist in medical oncology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. She has special interest in melanoma and immunotherapy.

Geertjan_van_tienhoven_AKZ

Geertjan
van Tienhoven

Geertjan van Tienhoven, MD, PhD is a specialist in Radiation Oncology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers

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Frédéric
Amant

Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. He is professor at the KU Leuven in Belgium and at the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA). He chairs the International Network on ‘Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy’ (INCIP).

Britt_Suelmann_AKZ

Britt
Suelmann

Britt Suelmann, MD, is a specialist in Medical Oncology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht

Inge_Baas AKZ

Inge
Baas

Inge Baas, MD, PhD, is a specialist in medical oncology at the University Medical Center Utrecht

Jogchum Beltman AKZ

Jogchum
Beltman

Jogchum Beltman, MD, PhD is a specialist in gynecological oncology at the Leiden University Medical Center

Hans
Duvekot

Hans Duvekot, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam

Kees
Gerestein

Kees Gerestein, MD, PhD is a specialist in gynecological oncology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht

Birthe
Heeres

Birthe Heeres, MD, PhD is a specialist in radiology at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam

Aletta
Houwink

Aletta Houwink, MD, PhD is a specialist in anesthesiology at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam

Alwin
Huitema

Alwin Huitema, PharmD, PhD is a hospital pharmacist and clinical pharmacologist at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam and the Princess Máxima Center in Utrecht with a special interest in pharmacology of anticancer agents

Phil
Koken

Phil Koken, PhD, is a medical physicist in Radiation Oncology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers

Eva-Maria
Roes

Eva-Maria Roes, MD, is a specialist in Gynecological Oncology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam

Nienke
van Trommel

Nienke van Trommel, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam

Hans
Trum

Hans Trum, MD, PhD is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam